Friday, January 15, 2016

Give and Receive: Be Rewarded To Support Your Local Businesses

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Rewards programs — they seem to be popping up all over lately.

Some of them are worth the extra effort, some are not. At Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, you can be rewarded when you invest in local businesses by purchasing their products and receiving points in the process.

That is the idea behind Lakes Proud. Each purchase you make in the Brainerd Lakes Area creates a ripple, impacting everyone it reaches as is spreads through the community. The mission behind Lakes Proud is to grow the regional economy by creating an understanding of the importance of where consumer and business dollars are spent.

This is where you come in — Lakes Proud doesn’t work without your participation. Don’t forget, shopping in any of Mid-Minnesota’s communities (Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Baxter, Crosby, Staples, Little Falls) is important to boost the local economy.

The process is simple. First pledge here. Then go out into the Brainerd Lakes Area and make purchases from local businesses. With your participation and involvement in Lakes Proud, you will be a key player in the growth and expansion of the Brainerd Lakes community.

Money spent at local businesses recirculates back into the community, which strengthens the economic base of the community. Studies have been conducted to support such claims. There are specific case studies and summaries that prove how the support of locally-owned businesses directly impacts you and your community.

Give back to your community by jumping on board to support your local economy. Where money is spent affects you whether you realize it or not. As you spend money within your community, roughly 68 percent is reinvested into local schools, jobs, taxes, wages and other communal needs.

Being a key factor in the enhancement of your community is already rewarding, but at MMFCU we want to thank you for your involvement in Lakes Proud. Therefore, as a sign of our appreciation and gratitude, if you use your MMFCU VISA Platinum Rewards card for these purchases, you’ll automatically receive double rewards points! Log in online to keep track of and redeem your points.

This opportunity runs from now until December 15; you have nearly a year to accumulate points, so don’t miss out!

Lakes proud is not being promoted in Little Falls, Staples, Alexandria, Detroit Lakes or Twin Valley.

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